MCT Level 6 Complete Homeschool Package with The Word Within the Word II Color Edition

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Price: $270.00
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This is the complete Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum for children at Level 6. It includes both student books and teacher or parent books for each strand of the curriculum: grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetics, and practice, and includes the color edition of The Word Within the Word II student book.

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The Magic Lens II: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-828-9

Latest edition: February 2016

Order code: 8289

Price: $40.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $20.00 each.
Order code: 8289S

The Magic Lens II: Student Book Cover

The Magic Lens II is based on four-level sentence analysis—an analysis of parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses and which is Michael Clay Thompson's original and enormously successful approach to teaching grammar. Material and examples take advantage of Thompson’s t-model, which exquisitely showcases complex grammar relationships as simple but beautiful illustrations.

Some of the areas of study include types of pronouns (subject, object, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite, relative, reflexive, intensive); degrees of adjectives (good, better, best); proper, verbal, and number adjectives; action, linking, and being verbs; verb tense; principal parts of the verb; subject/verb agreement; parts of sentence; types of phrases; and the four sentence structures.

Punctuation is dealt with at each level; practice is incorporated at every stage.

The Magic Lens II is based on four-level sentence analysis—an analysis of parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses and which is Michael Clay Thompson's original and enormously successful approach to teaching grammar. Material and examples take advantage of Thompson’s t-model, which exquisitely showcases complex grammar relationships as simple but beautiful illustrations.

Some of the areas of study include types of pronouns (subject, object, possessive, interrogative, demonstrative, indefinite, relative, reflexive, intensive); degrees of adjectives (good, better, best); proper, verbal, and number adjectives; action, linking, and being verbs; verb tense; principal parts of the verb; subject/verb agreement; parts of sentence; types of phrases; and the four sentence structures.

Punctuation is dealt with at each level; practice is incorporated at every stage.

Additional iBook Features: Students can self-check their knowledge with the interactive activities. Interactive exercises include identifying parts of speech, types of pronouns, and types of conjunctions; chapter reviews; four-level analysis; and more.

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The Magic Lens II: Parent Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-830-2

Latest edition: February 2016

Order code: 8302

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

The Magic Lens II: Parent Manual Cover

This is the homeschool parent's manual to accompany The Magic Lens II. To help you save money, this book is in black and white, while the student book is full color throughout.

The parent manual contains the full text of the student book plus teaching tips and answers to the questions and exercises.

Grammar is an easily teachable subject because its concepts are so few and well-defined. It is the fundamental starting point for the MCT curriculum, which recommends front-loading language arts teaching with grammar. Vocabulary, writing, and poetics can be added once the child has grasped the basics: parts of speech, parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses.

This book accompanies the student book. It does not replace it. Homeschoolers need both.

The 4Practice II workbook provides an extra 100 practice sentences for four-level analysis.

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The Word Within the Word II: Color Edition: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Dr. Thomas Milton

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-492-2

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 4922

The Word Within the Word II: Color Edition: Student Book Cover

This is a beautiful edition of The Word Within the Word II, with all the illustrations and photographs in full color and on special, high-quality paper. For a full description of the contents, see here.

This is a beautiful edition of The Word Within the Word II, with all the illustrations and photographs in full color and on special, high-quality paper. For a full description of the contents, see here.

Additional iBook Features: The iBook is the same for both the color and the black-and-white versions of The Word Within the Word II. However, the digital version is in full color and features many gorgeous images not in the print versions.

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The Word Within the Word II: Parent Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay; Kemnitz, Dr. Thomas Milton

Subjects: Language Arts; Vocabulary; MCT Curriculum

Age: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-916-3

Latest edition: June 2016

Order code: 9163

Price: $40.00
Website price: $30.00

The Word Within the Word II: Parent Manual Cover

The parent manual for The Word Within the Word II contains the full text of the student book, plus all the answers to the questions and activities, together with extensive implementation strategies and advice. It also contains cumulative quizzes and answer keys for each lesson of the book, as well as review tests after every five lessons.

We recommend that you purchase both the student book and the parent manual to teach this book effectively.

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Advanced Academic Writing II: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; Research Papers; MCT Curriculum

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-638-4

Latest edition: November 2015

Order code: 6384

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $22.00 each.
Order code: 6384S

Advanced Academic Writing II: Student Book Cover

Volume II of Advanced Academic Writng extends from Volume I with more elaborate MLA format rules, more competent essay continuity to forge, more proofreaders' marks, and forty more actual research paper comments to absorb. Like Volume I, there are four assignments, this time requiring the child to write longer, more complex papers than what were required for the previous volume.

Volume II also contains the summaries of punctuation, usage, and grammar rules of Volume I for review, with additional items and special comments.

Volume II of Advanced Academic Writng extends from Volume I with more elaborate MLA format rules, more competent essay continuity to forge, more proofreaders' marks, and forty more actual research paper comments to absorb. Like Volume I, there are four assignments, this time requiring students to write longer, more complex papers than what were required for the previous volume.

Volume II also contains the summaries of punctuation, usage, and grammar rules of Volume I for review, with additional items and special comments.

Additional iBook Features: Interactive activities reinforce the lessons and allow students to self-check their knowledge.

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Advanced Academic Writing II: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Writing; Research Papers; MCT Curriculum

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-639-1

Latest edition: November 2015

Order code: 6391

Price: $50.00
Website price: $40.00

Advanced Academic Writing II: Teacher Manual Cover

The teacher manual for Advanced Academic Writing II includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, and answers to questions and exercises.

The book comes with access to a database of more than a hundred comments for instructors to use when grading student papers. It is Michael Clay Thompson's extensive archive of his grading comments, compiled over many years, which help to make the grading process simpler for parents and a learning experience for children.

The teacher manual for Advanced Academic Writing II includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, and answers to questions and exercises.

The book comes with access to a database of more than a hundred comments for instructors to use when grading student papers. It is Michael Clay Thompson's extensive archive of his grading comments, compiled over many years, which help to make the grading process simpler for teachers and a learning experience for students.

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Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-664-5

Latest edition: July 2016

Order code: 6643

Price: $30.00
Website price: $20.00

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $18.00 each.
Order code: 6643S

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty: Student Book Cover

Using Plato's Dialogues and Socratic questioning as a source of ideas and a way of thinking about the complex problem of beauty, the sixth volume in the acclaimed poetics program by Michael Clay Thompson continues the study of poetic techniques and poems. It is a wonderfully illustrated, thought-provoking, and challenging addition to the series and, like the other volumes, can also stand alone.

Is beauty relative? Is it a mystery? Poetry helps us look at these questions.

As with the other books in the series, Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty provides an in-depth, detailed exploration of sound, meter, stanza, and figures of speech. Students are asked to explore further such concepts as the complex world of technique and the Socratic paradox: "I only know that I know nothing." The book contains numerous quotations from Plato and Aristotle.

The poems of many of the most illustrious poets are featured in this book, including Thomas Gray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, Alexander Pope, John Milton, e.e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, Ralph Hodgson, Herman Melville, John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Ben Jonson, Robinson Jeffers, Christina Rossetti, and William Wordsworth.

Students will come away from this book with a profound understanding of the illusive nature of beauty and the many ways in which poets have explored it through poetry.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 5 | page 35 | page 111

Using Plato's Dialogues and Socratic questioning as a source of ideas and a way of thinking about the complex problem of beauty, the sixth volume in the acclaimed poetics program by Michael Clay Thompson continues the study of poetic techniques and poems. It is a wonderfully illustrated, thought-provoking, and challenging addition to the series and, like the other volumes, can also stand alone.

Is beauty relative? Is it a mystery? Poetry helps us look at these questions.

As with the other books in the series, Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty provides an in-depth, detailed exploration of sound, meter, stanza, and figures of speech. Students are asked to explore further such concepts as the complex world of technique and the Socratic paradox: "I only know that I know nothing." The book contains numerous quotations from Plato and Aristotle.

The poems of many of the most illustrious poets are featured in this book, including Thomas Gray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, Alexander Pope, John Milton, e.e. cummings, Sylvia Plath, Ralph Hodgson, Herman Melville, John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Ben Jonson, Robinson Jeffers, Christina Rossetti, and William Wordsworth.

Students will come away from this book with a profound understanding of the illusive nature of beauty and the many ways in which poets have explored it through poetry.

Sample pages (pdf files): page 5 page 35 | page 111

Additional iBook Features: The iBook features several audio files that allow students to hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he recites many of the poems, as well as some interactive exercises that allow students to self-check their knowledge. The Implementation Manual also contains a link to a comprehensive quiz that can be completed by students either digitally or by printing it and working on a paper copy. The answers to the quiz are only in the Implementation Manual for this iBook curriculum level.

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Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; MCT Curriculum; Poetics

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-88092-665-2

Latest edition: July 2016

Order code: 6651

Price: $35.00
Website price: $25.00

Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty: Teacher Manual Cover

The teacher manual for Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, answers to the exercises, and a review test.

The teacher manual for Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of Beauty includes the full text of the student book plus special boxes that contain tips and further questions for the instructor, activities for further study, suggestions for implementing the student book, answers to the exercises, and a review test.

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4Practice II: Student Book

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-562-2

Latest edition: August 2016

Order code: 5622

Price: $17.50
Website price: $12.50

Also an iBook from iTunes

Class sets: 25 or more: $9.00 each.
Order code: 5622S

4Practice II: Student Book Cover

4Practice II is a supplement to The Magic Lens II and is the practice workbook for the sixth level of the MCT language arts curriculum. It contains one hundred sentences taken from some of the greatest works of classic literature, giving illuminating insights into how great writers achieve meaning, beauty, and depth in their writing.

Each sentence uses vocabulary from The Word Within the Word II and the poetic devices studied in Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of BeautyStudents work through the sentences using a unique four-level analysis method that is explained in The Magic Lens II

Each sentence appears on a separate page with four blank lines beneath it where students can fill in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses. By examining a wide range of sentences, students will experience the satisfaction of a clear understanding of the principles of English sentences.

The authors whose sentences are used in 4Practice II include William Shakespeare, John Milton, Daniel Defoe, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Upton Sinclair, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Toni Morrison, Marjorie Kennan Rawlings, Jane Austen, Stephen Crane, Thomas Hardy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, James Joyce, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Frederick Douglass, Charles Dickens, Alan Paton, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Joseph Heller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bram Stoker, William Thackeray, Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, James Hilton, Maya Angelou, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Eudora Welty.

This useful workbook is meant to be consumable and is therefore offered at a low cost.

4Practice II is a supplement to The Magic Lens II and is the practice workbook for the sixth level of the MCT language arts curriculum. It contains one hundred sentences taken from some of the greatest works of classic literature, giving illuminating insights into how great writers achieve meaning, beauty, and depth in their writing.

Each sentence uses vocabulary from The Word Within the Word II and the poetic devices studied in Poetry, Plato, and the Problem of BeautyStudents work through the sentences using a unique four-level analysis method that is explained in The Magic Lens II

Each sentence appears on a separate page with four blank lines beneath it where students can fill in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, phrases, and clauses. By examining a wide range of sentences, students will experience the satisfaction of a clear understanding of the principles of English sentences.

The authors whose sentences are used in 4Practice II include William Shakespeare, John Milton, Daniel Defoe, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Upton Sinclair, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Toni Morrison, Marjorie Kennan Rawlings, Jane Austen, Stephen Crane, Thomas Hardy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, James Joyce, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Frederick Douglass, Charles Dickens, Alan Paton, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Joseph Heller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bram Stoker, William Thackeray, Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, James Hilton, Maya Angelou, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Eudora Welty.

This useful workbook is meant to be consumable and is therefore offered at a low cost.

The practice books have class set prices depending upon the quantity ordered; schools and school districts can combine orders of the practice books for maximum discount:

25 books: $9.00 each
50 books: $8.00 each
100 books: $7.00 each
250 books: $6.50 each
500 books: $6.00 each
750 books: $5.50 each
1,000 books: $5.00 each

Any mix of practice books can be ordered. Please note that in most cases, the shopping cart will not show the actual discount; this will be applied when you are billed, and no matter what the shopping cart says, you will never be billed or charged at a higher rate than that to which you are entitled.

Additional iBook Features: The one hundred interactive sentences have boxes below the four lines where students can type in the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, the phrases, and the clauses that are in each sentence. Students can then self-check their answers with the check button, which also reveals comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence. Because all the answers are available in the iBook version, no teacher manual is required.

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4Practice II: Teacher Manual

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Language Arts; Grammar; MCT Curriculum; Practice

Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 978-0-89824-563-9

Latest edition: August 2016

Order code: 5639

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

4Practice II: Teacher Manual Cover

The 4Practice II teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and specific comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence.

The 4Practice II teacher manual gives an introduction to the course, advice on implementation, correct answers, and specific comments about the grammar, vocabulary, poetics, and writing of each sentence.

4Practice II: Teacher Manual Cover

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